The village hall and grounds sit in the heart of Edgmond, providing a loved and much used local facility for events, education and community gatherings. Groups that use the facility, which is a registered charity, include Scouts, Guides and the WI. It is also being used as a venue for mums and tots groups and fitness clubs, with regular Karate and table tennis sessions.
What was needed
To meet the increasing demand from locals as well as the wider community for a more flexible meeting place that meets modern day standards, Edmond Village Hall committee prepared options to renew the existing facility. The option voted for by the village is a new extension that provides extra meeting rooms with a kitchen and toilet facilities that are linked to the main hall. The money from the Community Pride Fund has helped realise this dream.
What the Pride funding has meant to them
Work on the new extension located at the back of the existing hall starts at the end of 2015. The extension will provide two extra meeting rooms, toilets and a kitchen that will open up onto the surrounding grounds – ideal for community events during warmer weather. The new extension is due to open its doors by summer 2016.
Speaking about what a difference it will make, committee Chairman Jeremy Bowman said: “The design of the extension gives greater flexibility for large and small groups to hold events and improves the usability of existing rooms too. The Community Pride Fund has enabled us to deliver a major improvement to our village hall much sooner than we had expected.”